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What are horse corns?

What are horse corns?
Corns are specific types of bruises of the sole, specifically occurring at the angle of the sole between the hoof wall and the bars, i.e., at the 'seat of corn', most commonly affecting the medial (inside) aspect of the front feet. They are an important cause of lameness in shod horses.
A corn is a bruise that forms between the sensitive and insensitive layers of the sole of the foot. Sometimes it can cause the horse to be lame